Moving beyond the Roman Alphabet: Gabe Wong on sketching language

Gabe Wong

Just last month an Israeli judge based a ruling  on the meaning inferred by a flamenco dancer emoji.

With the rise of digital communication—such as texting and Facebook messaging—visual representations of spoken language are broadening beyond letters and punctuation.

But how far can it go? What does moving beyond the colonial ‘Roman’ alphabet open up?

Gabe Wong is a graphic designer and Emily Carr lecturer. Come to his SkIP session to explore how reimagining writing systems can be used to help reclaim and express often marginalized cultures and identities.